KESHET INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS JAMIE MUNRO MD OF KESHET UK
Greenbird’s joint-NMD is tasked with building on the recent drama success of Suspicion for Apple TV+
Keshet International (KI), the global content producer and distributor, has appointed Jamie Munro as the managing director of its British scripted production arm, Keshet UK, alongside his existing Greenbird responsibilities.
Munro has been filling the role previously held by Howard Burch since he left the company earlier this year. With the objective of building on Keshet UK’s successful release of Suspicion starring Uma Thurman on Apple TV+, Jamie and the team at Keshet UK are focused on developing an active slate of projects adapted for the UK and global streamers primarily based on KI’s enviable scripted catalog of international IP.
Alon Shtruzman, KI’s CEO, says, “We are thrilled that Jamie has taken on this role as MD of Keshet UK. His creative sensibilities, vast management experience, and understanding of the UK market mean he is perfectly placed to drive Keshet UK and maximize our extensive catalog of scripted IP in the UK and with global streamers. Jamie and Stuart have done a fantastic job of overseeing our UK operations during the last three years, while still running Greenbird, and we look forward to continuing to build on that successful relationship.”
Jamie Munro, co-MD of Greenbird and MD of Keshet UK, says, “I am really enjoying my expanded role across Greenbird and developing the Keshet UK slate. It’s exciting to be working closely with all of Keshet’s scripted teams – here in the UK, in Israel, in the US, and in Germany – building a business that can help unlock the full potential of KI’s rich and highly successful catalog of international IP from Israel and elsewhere.”
Following its 2018 acquisition of a majority stake in Greenbird Media, KI announced the following year that Greenbird’s two joint-managing directors, Jamie Munro and Stuart Mullin, would take on responsibility for the company’s UK operations – KI’s British production company, Keshet UK, and KI’s UK-based team – in a move that brought all staff together under one roof at Greenbird’s central London offices.
Shortly afterward, Keshet International completed the integration of its UK interests with Keshet UK’s non-scripted arm re-launching as new indie Interstellar – led by Managing Director David Williams, with Jamie Ormerod promoted to Creative Director and Marisa Guagenti as Head of Production – under the Greenbird umbrella. Recent production successes include All Star Dance Off (ITV2) and two seasons of Question Team (UKTV’s Dave), which KI is distributing internationally.
Launched by KI in 2012, Keshet UK develops, produces, and co-produces original scripted programs for the UK and global markets, as well as adapting third-party and Keshet formats, such as the False Flag remake Suspicion (Apple TV); The A Word plus its spin-off Ralph & Katie (both co-productions for BBC One); and Loaded (Ch4).
Produced by Keshet UK for Apple TV+, Suspicion stars Academy Award-nominated actress Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction) as a prominent American businesswoman whose son is kidnapped from a New York hotel. Based on Keshet Broadcasting’s False Flag with BAFTA Award nominee Rob Williams as showrunner, the 8×60’ thriller sees four seemingly ordinary British citizens find themselves in a trans-Atlantic cat-and-mouse race to prove their innocence.
The A Word is a Fifty Fathoms/Tiger Aspect and Keshet UK co-production for BBC One written by Peter Bowker which ran to three 6×60’ seasons. The ground-breaking family drama is based on Yellow Peppers, an Israeli series written and created by Keren Margalit for Keshet Broadcasting.
Co-produced by ITV Studios and Keshet UK in association with Tiger Aspect for BBC One, Ralph & Katie is a feel-good comedy-drama that follows our couple during their first year of marriage, as they take on many of the challenges faced by all newlyweds… but with the added blessing or complication that they both have Down’s syndrome.
Keshet UK has unique access to KI’s enviable catalog of international IP and talent, including formats originally developed and produced for Israel’s most-watched commercial TV channel, Keshet 12, such as False Flag, The Baker and the Beauty and Yellow Peppers; alongside third-party content acquired by KI including Blue Moon, The Kidnapping of Phil Frisco and Journey.